10 Best Ravioli Fillings for Pasta Lovers

Raviolis are one kind of stuffed pasta that we love for its versatility: depending on the filling we choose, it can be packed with tons of different flavors and can suit many pasta lovers. However, we tend to always eat them with the same filling and tomato sauce!  But the thing is, you can fill them with any combination of ingredients that you like: veggies, meat, seafood, cheese… For the pasta aficionados out there, we’ve compiled our 10 favorite ravioli fillings! But before preparing the filling, make sure your pasta dough is ready.

The classic spinach-ricotta ravioli filling

We love to combine spinach and ricotta cheese with pasta! This generous filling is perfect if you are in a hurry and need a quick recipe. To make it you will need fresh spinach, ricotta cheese, lemon zest and nutmeg for extra taste. I love to combine spinach-ricotta ravioli with a classic fresh tomato sauce, or a cream and lemon sauce to enhance the ricotta’s fresh taste.

The meat lover ravioli filling

This filling is definitely a classic. You can make your own meat ravioli with ground pork or beef seasoned with salt, pepper, nutmeg and onion. Some people like to add other ingredients such as raisins or pine nuts to the filling for extra richness and texture. Spicy arrabbiata sauce pairs perfectly with meat-filled raviolis.

A taste of winter: gorgonzola, apple and walnut ravioli filling

This is the ravioli for cheese lovers. Gorgonzola is a rich and flavorful Italian blue cheese, perfect for those chilly winter nights. Pair your gorgonzola ravioli with apples or walnuts to add a punch of sweetness and crunchiness to your filling. To top your gorgonzola filled ravioli, just add some good olive oil, salt and pepper on top.

The yummy vegetarian mushrooms, cheese and cream ravioli filling

If you’re a foodie who loves the taste of garlic and butter, then you’ll love these mushrooms filled raviolis. Mushrooms add an earthy flavor and texture to this pasta dish. If you want a gourmet taste, add some Parmesan and mozzarella to the filling. And when it’s ready, top the ravioli with some cream and cheese that pairs well with it. All the vegetarians will love it!

The pumpkin and Parmesan cheese ravioli filling

Looking for a pasta dish that’s perfect for the fall season? Look no further than the pumpkin and Parmesan ravioli filling! This pasta dish is filled with flavorful roasted pumpkin, garlic, butter, and of course, plenty of tangy Parmesan cheese. Top your ravioli with some fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary to add this little “je ne sais quoi” that will make this dish unforgettable.

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Easy meat ravioli : mozzarella and ham filling

We know children can be picky when it comes to food. That’s why I wanted to share with you this easy-to-cook yet still delicious mozzarella and ham ravioli filling. To cook this easy meat ravioli filling, just combine mozzarella cheese with some pre-cooked ham and a little bit of cream, and you are good to go! You can add a little twist by adding parsil, basil and Parmesan cheese. A pasta dish that your kids will definitely love.

A taste of Italy with the pesto ravioli filling

Usually pesto is used for pasta sauce. But did you know you can fill pasta with it? There are times when I feel like indulging in classic Italian cuisine, and nothing satisfies me more than a plate of ravioli filled with delicious pesto with some olive oil and salt on top. It’s simply a pasta dish that’s bursting with flavor. With the fresh basil, garlic and walnuts mixed in olive oil, how can you say no to this pasta dish? Whether you prefer your pesto plain or with a little Parmesan cheese on top, it doesn’t matter – both are equally delicious!

The comforting sweet potato ravioli filling

This is an easy recipe for a sweet and comforting dish. The sweet potato ravioli filling is made by boiling the potato in water, then adding sugar, nutmeg and garlic cloves. Once mashed, it’s ready to be enjoyed! Serve it with a drizzle of honey or some pistachio nuts to add that extra sweetness and crunchiness to every bite!

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Fancy ravioli: the lobster filling

The combination of pasta and seafood is a great way to enjoy both Italian and seafood flavors in one meal! These lobster ravioli will make you feel like a pasta aficionado and impress your friends. And the best part is that this ravioli recipe is easy to make! You only need cooked lobster, ricotta cheese and lemon zest. For an elevated flavor, be sure to try this dish with sage butter sauce. And if you don’t have lobster, you can replace it with crab. So, what are you waiting for? Make some lobster ravioli today!

The vegan ravioli filling: tofu and spinach

If you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or lactose intolerant looking for a light pasta dish that is also delicious, then look no further than the vegan ravioli filling. This pasta dish is hearty and flavorful, perfect for a weeknight dinner or weekend lunch. Featuring tofu and spinach as the main ingredients, this dairy-free ravioli filling also includes sautéed onions, garlic, and fresh herbs like basil and sage. And to add some acidity, try pairing your ravioli with a squeeze of lemon or a vegan garlic butter sage sauce.

Raviolis for everybody!

Whether you love meat, eat only seafood, are a vegetarian or vegan, there’s always a type of ravioli for you! As a vegan, I personally love the ravioli filled with tofu. And I also experiment with vegan cheese for the filling combined with herbs or veggies. With so many flavors and fillings  to choose from, there’s really no excuse not to try them all and be creative. So go ahead – open up your kitchen and start cooking! Who knows? You may just discover your new favorite pasta dish.

Hi! I'm Léa Dubost and I love food. I mean it, I love cooking, searching for the best products, and eating. I even went to Italy three times to taste the best pastas and pizzas. I try to share with you my love for the Italian cuisine and the best recipes easy to cook at home.

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